North Carolina State University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.09 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 288 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 33,755 (23,827 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 41% part-time, 59% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $11,027 in-state; $26,502 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2013

I am a 2013 graduate of North Carolina State University. I entered the workforce immediately after graduating. I am now at a positive transition in my career which has motivated me to pursue a Master in Legal Studies degree at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. Furthering my education will allow me to progress and meet those long term goals I have set regarding my career and professional development. Taking a few years post-grad to network and grow professionally has enlightened me on what steps to take to succeed. I am currently entrenched in the civil legal services industry and I feel like I have found my niche. The Master of Legal Studies program will allow me to expand my legal knowledge and develop additional skills such as mediation and negotiation of contracts which are very important skills to obtain and have working in civil legal services. I am thrilled to start pursuing a greater me in the Fall at one of US News Best Law Schools!
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Sports Management
Graduation Year: 2018

NC State University is a stellar school. They have plenty of resources and everybody is very helpful. I am attending full time for my Masters in Parks, Recreation, Management & Tourism which I am planning to use, along with my Natural Resource Bacherlor's degree, to work for the National Park Service. Combined, I should be fully education and have plenty of experience to succeed in my career.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2017

The best thing about this program is the value. The total cost of my Master's degree was less than $14,000. That is almost unheard of. Going into teaching, it wouldn't have been justifiable to spend a ton of money on a master's. This program was the perfect fit.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

The program itself is great. Small classes encourage discussion type lectures and personal interaction with professors. Group projects facilitate discussion between students that are using the Public Administration program to work toward similar goals. The worst part of North Carolina State University is the parking. Attempting to visit office buildings or come to campus during daytime hours without the proper permit has proven quite difficult.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

North Carolina State University is state school that is a competitive, very research based and diverse public university. Pros: According to the Princeton Review, the graduate program is #4 in the country. The student-factulty ratio is currently 1:16 Challenging program (you work hard to get in the program and are challenged with material) Diverse student population and professor/staff population Help you with in-state tuition your second year if you are not a NC resident when accepted. Large sense of community overall. Strong pride as a school. Have incredible health insurance as students and an exceptional health services building. Plethora of on-campus resources (most free of cost as students) Professors are knowledgable and go above and beyond to make sure you get the most out of your coursework Cons: No library rental based textbook system (buy books and rent for a price) Not told of extra expenses students will need to pay upfront (example: as grad students in our program we had to pay for conferences and background checks that added up to a lot of extra money) With my program, practicum set-up was not well organized and I have heard the semester is chaos since it is not well-structured and led.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

I feel like the biggest pro of our graduate program is definitely the wide array of research avenues available to students. It seems like as an incoming student you have the ability to search whatever path you would like.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2021

I'm just beginning in my graduate School program and I'm a bit nervous about the work load they are telling me. I'm looking forward to learning more in my major. I've been out of school for years but the professors are really making me excited to go further in my career.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017

The cost is competitive for out of state tuition, which is a major drawing point for myself. The fact that the Masters in Engineering can be completed entirely online without a thesis makes the program feasible for students with a current full time job that would like to expand their knowledge.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2017

I am pursuing a master's in technical communication and find the coursework very relevant to my goal of technical writing. Although it is a great program, the cost for graduate school puts a burden on students. It is always on your mind knowing that you have to take out so many loans to further your education and get closer to your goals.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

The faculty are extraordinary and very resourceful. Additionally, the classes are challenging but very informative. The only con would be the program's bias towards doctorate students, leaving less opportunities to master's students.
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